The Machine in the Ghost: Spiritualism, Technology and the ‘Direct Voice’

  title={The Machine in the Ghost: Spiritualism, Technology and the ‘Direct Voice’},
  author={Steven Connor},
  • Steven Connor
  • Published 1999
  • Art
  • It is routinely claimed that Victorian spiritualism is the expression of a widespread dissatisfaction with the materialism of nineteenth-century science, industry and social and political thought, an assertion of the transcendence of spirit, as a principle of moral, religious and even political renewal, in an objectified world of inert things and blindly mechanical processes. ‘No group of people more zealously threw their energies into the effort to discredit materialism than the men and women… CONTINUE READING
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